Aaron Davis hid the fact that he struggled with a rare genetic disorder and severe depression for most of his life. For 15 years, he served in churches as a pastor and missionary. Eventually, depression got the better of him and Aaron was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for 4 days of observation. This gripping memoir details the factors that led to his depression and pastoral burnout and the plans and choices he made to finally become whole.
When his friends seem to find girlfriends all at the same time, Marvin is left looking for a date with no prospects in sight. While desperately trying to find a girlfriend, Marvin and his friends stumble from one hilariously improbable situation to the next: accidentally setting a fire, causing a blackout, ruining a wedding, and creating chaos during the final basketball game of the summer season. It seems as if nothing can ever go right for Marvin, until he finally begins a relationship with a new African-American girl in town. The problem is, not all of his friends approve.
Phenomenal children’s book that is fun for adults who are reading it too! Author Britt Hallowell wrote and illustrated this beautiful heartwarming story about how we are all unique and different, which is okay! Follow little Narwhal as he discovers “what makes him special”!
Where Is My Voice follows a young girl named Poppy who struggles with selective mutism. Join us as we follow her tough journey through life in hope that she will eventually find her voice.
Portia Peach hates nourishing food, and her despairing family fear for her health. When Great-Aunt Doreen takes Portia to visit relatives at a circus, Portia discovers an ambition to be a circus performer herself, and finds that good food can help her achieve her dream! Help inspire children who hate healthy eating, with this charming book, written and illustrated by Lynn Costelloe.
Robin is an elf who worries too much about himself and very self conscious about his appearance and does not realize he is the same as all the others. This is a book about friendship and acceptance to help children with confidence and self esteem.
Jake is starting school and finding it quite difficult to adapt. He soon finds a friend and gets the help he needs. This is a gentle introduction to autism/aspergers for children and has a friendly guide for adults with signs and symptoms to look out for as well as helpful websites. Jeanette Purkis a campaigner for autism in Australia has endorsed the book with a foreword.
Frog Heaven is a “black liner” book offering a useful resource for educators and plenty of associated fun for children, while carrying a helpful message explaining Death and the natural cycle of things in reassuring terms. There are line drawings to color in accompanying the tale of little Cheryl, who buries a dead frog in a shoebox and is concerned that her elderly grandfather could die too. There is a section of information for teachers, and details galore about the different frog species to be found around the world, with projects based on the information in the book. Plans for creating frog- and toad-related musical instruments, wall charts and calendars make this a fun educational book with a difference, from experienced children’s author Mary Filmer.
Sam can’t sleep. One by one his family members try to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and his sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.
This story will appeal to children 4-7 yrs old, especially those who are anxious about being alone in the dark, preparing to sleep “away” for the first time or adjusting to a new home. While written as a picture book this text is also accessible as an early reader.
This is my Amazon direct link:
This is my personal author page:
This page includes my other books:
This page includes reviews:
Written in five character dialogue by Mr. House, he had to jump into 5 children characters throughout this entire book. This isn’t an everyday task and to be consistent with each character in story/script form. The book is a children’s Horror/Thriller book which takes you on an adventure filled with laughs, horror, and a well put together plot all the way through keeping you wanting to read more and more. The characters are well named and depicted. He ensures each character sticks to their role as well. You will be on the edge of your seat and your children with this book.
Educational book for children which captures their attention with vibrant colors, big and amazing pictures to match the alphabets. This keeps the children drawn into the book while they learn because learn should be fun. It also uses great word association to help the children with the alphabet. Book shows kids the basic shapes and even introduces them to monetary value and time in which they even draw in the book themselves with a pencil. Books are great when they are interactive and this one surely accommodates that. Mr. House evens gives the children ownership to the book with the This book belongs to me page as well as talking to the parents at the beginning of the book and the end.
Very informative book about the struggle against bullying in schools, communities, and even the workplace. This amazing books helps people recognize the symptoms and helps mitigate the risk which will try to stop this outrageous situation going on worldwide. It gives phone numbers and information to call for help, emails. Also mentioned in the book is a way to view the video for the book on YouTube @ Anthony C House which is the author and gives a more in depth talk about bullying. Very well put together book for anyone of all ages and the information is clear. Tells the symptoms to look for and ways to stop it. An amazing book for Children, Teens, Adults and young adults. This is powerful and speaks volumes about Anthony C House and his pursuit to help the nation overcome this issue with no more lives lost.
Sixteen-year-old Joshua Allen was born with an extra chromosome—a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. When a serious accident leaves him in a coma at the hospital, Joshua receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers. The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths that have the town’s sheriff and the coroner completely baffled. But when a ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for Joshua—viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission—Joshua and his friends are thrown into a world of terror. What follows is a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly-indestructible extraterrestrial being. The salvation of an entire race of aliens hangs in the balance…
Trisomy XXI is vivid, imaginative, and unputdownable. Resplendent with twists, turns, chills, thrills and a pulse-racer of a plot, Trisomy XXI will leave readers breathless. Richly-drawn characters, meticulous plotting, and a sensational storyline make for an intelligent, evocative, electrifying novel. An extraordinary new voice in the world of horror fiction, novelist G.A. Minton delivers a spinetingler of the highest order in his debut novel, Trisomy XXI.
TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton has been judged and named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE by the Independent Book Publishers Association (the IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States), describing the novel as “A very creative story. . .an interesting use of the human genetic syndrome. Seemingly, a way to help all Trisomy XXI humans.” TRISOMY XXI received this prestigious award based on exceptional content, design, and use of technology.
“Trisomy XXI is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Minton’s ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!” – Paige Lovitt for Reader Views.
“The popular trend of adding science fiction elements to horror goes well beyond jumping through portals as is evident in G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI. Minton offers up a compelling, frightening, and surprisingly touching genre blend that both horror and sci-fi readers will enjoy.” – Becky Spratford for The Reader’s Shelf at Library Journal Reviews.
“I enjoyed Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton and I hope to read more of his novels in the future as they portray a great writing style!” – Chris Kyle (sixteen-year-old book reviewer from READER VIEWS).
“Author G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI is a book with an exciting and unique premise that will keep readers turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end. I definitely enjoyed Trisomy XXI. Author G.A. Minton has made a bold choice in choosing a young man with Down Syndrome as the protagonist of this book, and has done a great job at making him so much more than just a stereotype of someone with a disability. This read had action almost from the very beginning and will definitely be able to keep readers on the edge of their seats, even gasping with surprise at times. Any reader who enjoys a great work of horror should definitely grab Trisomy XXI. I am pleased to recommend this book, and will look for more from author G.A. Minton in the very near future!” – 5-STAR Review by Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
“I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. G.A. Milton created a well-rounded small town full of the usual characters one would find in any small town USA. Little do they realize they are soon to be at ground zero for a series of bizarre events. The characters are believable and comfortable. The events are mind bending but flow logically through each twist and turn. I never saw what was coming next but enjoyed the ride!” – Goodreads 5-STAR Review
President Abdul Rahman patted me on the shoulders and said, “Well done, my child! You have held your flag high! That was really excellent! You have changed the fate of the world today! You really are a brave girl! You deserve to be the leader of the Phoenixians, and I am satisfied again that you will guide them. You have the power to control people, change their minds, and lead them.”
What happens when a meteorite powerful enough to turn all people above twenty-five into ashes once it reaches the earth? The plan has been plotted. Nothing is an accident! It’s all well planned and decided by the so-called gods and goddesses who are nothing but mutants.
Can a bunch of teens led by Bindu (Aadhmi, an intelligent robot, a multimillionaire scientist, and a saber-toothed tiger cub) fight against the gods’ master plan and the evil villain, Dr. Malik, and save the human population from destruction at the same time?
To give a touch of awesomeness to this thrilling roller-coaster ride with a nail-biting finish, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is finally revealed!
A half-blood magic wielder… A hard-hearted warrior…. A deposed prince. A Bond of Venom and Magic is an epic fantasy tale set in a dangerous world of magic, fearsome winged warriors, dragons and forbidden romance. It is ideal for mature Y A fans of SJ Maas and Cassandra Clare, and readers who love to discover spectacular new worlds.
The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until she loses everything she holds dear. After her home is brutally attacked Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Diamond is drawn ever closer to her saviour Commander Hugo Casimir. Despite her growing feelings for him, Hugo remains a paradox, not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector or an enemy not worthy of her trust?
As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear.
A Bond of Venom and Magic is a tale of two people bound by magic and secrets, but trapped in the complexities of love and betrayal. It is the beginning of an epic journey, one that will test Diamond’s resolve and determination to battle an evil that threatens not only her world but that of Eternity, the land of The Goddess and the Guardians.
Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.
As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.
But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.
Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.
Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.
Praise for Untamed
“This has to be one of the best dystopians I have read this year – If you’re a dystopian fan add this to your shelf.” — Birds That Love Words
“I really couldn’t fault Madeline Dyer… Untamed is a fantastic dystopian survival story, filled with twists.” — The Literature Hub
“From the first line, Untamed pulled me in. This is the sort of book that is incredibly difficult to put down… as a person who rarely reads fantasy/sci-fi but grew up with it always on the nightstand, Dyer’s book reawakened in me a buried love for the genre.”– Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo.
“Untamed is very captivating and I found myself racing through it… the imagery Madeline has created is brilliant.” — A Secret Book Lover
“The fast-paced action of Untamed really drew me into the story… readers who enjoy dystopian novels would enjoy this book.” — The Story Sanctuary
All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sellouts. His friends want Dillon to kill it at the audition—so he can turn around and tell the studio just how wrong their rules and creativity-strangling ways are.
At first, Dillon’s willing to go along with his crew’s plan, even convincing one of the snobbiest girls at school to work with him on his technique. But as Dillon’s dancing improves, he wonders: what if studios aren’t the enemy? And what if he actually has a shot at winning the scholarship?
Dillon’s life is about to get crazy . . . on and off the dance floor.
It’s Lizzy’s first day in a brand new school! At first things feel “just so” scary and “just so” hard, but in the end, they’re “just so”…. not what she thought they would be! From waking up early and boarding the bus for the very first time to meeting new friends and painting outside the lines, it’s a day of discovery and perspective for a little girl named Lizzy.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
In a world that is fast shrinking, where animal habitats are dwindling and where certain species are falling close to extinction, it is so important we teach our young the value of life. Each mammal, each bird, fish, reptile and insect has a place and we are their future. A Lesson in the Jungle is an easy to read teaching aid, a journey with a lesson to learn, a wonderful story with detailed illustrations creating a great tool for teaching a valuable lesson about preserving life within the animal kingdom.
Henrietta and Harvey arrive in Africa to capture wild animals to sell to a zoo. Two children, Jenny and John, want to save the animals and help them stay with their families. They are forced to seek the help of a magical witchdoctor, who not only rescues the animals but teaches the hunters a valuable lesson about preserving life within the animal kingdom. Lesson learnt, Henrietta and Harvey promise to return next year as well. Only this time they will arrive with a camera and respect for the animals of the jungle.
The preservation of life rests within the delicate hands of our children and we owe them the tools they will need to make this world a better place.
OBSESSED WITH EMOJIS?
LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this fun, new series. Follow Annie with the constant smile; Kevin, her devilish brother; Billy, poop head and BFF; and Dot, the love-struck jock as they make their way through Emoji Elementary.
In Book #1, Annie desperately wants to get invited to the popular kids’ party – will she get an invitation to the horse-themed birthday? And what about her BFF’s?
- Funny Story-lines and Characters
- A Picture on Every Page
- Over 100 Emojis!
- Recommended for Reluctant Readers by Teachers and Librarians.
- A MUST READ for any Kid Who Loves EMOJIS
Throughout her whole life, Melina Marquez has had a lot of unanswered questions. She’s wondered why her father left. She’s wondered why she isn’t happy. And for years, she’s wondered who her birth mother is. The summer before she starts college, she goes on a road trip with her friends to learn the truth about her past. But the truth can hurt as a secret from Melina’s past is revealed, changing everything. Written by Ajay Joseph, Impulse is a story about one girl’s search for closure and strength when everything goes black.
Five friends gather together in this collection of twelve short stories for children to share a laugh and some adventures. Their exploits demonstrate that true friendship can overcome any obstacle.
Pete is a toy elephant forgotten in a forest. But he always looks at the bright side of life and soon enough he makes a friend.
Little Tail is a small dog which, following his dreams, goes searching for Snow, overcomes his fears and… will he make a new friend as well and will he ever find his way back home?
Murphy is a witty green lizard who loves to fly and proves to be a devoted friend, despite his size.
Summer Wind learns that showing your friends your true emotions can often help you all find the best solution to any problem.
Dragonfly finds out that by keeping your word good will always come your way and that friends do come in all shapes and sizes.
Little Friends, Big Adventures will charm young and old by painting with words likable characters and whimsical settings.
Brother and sister James and Mandy are spending a winter weekend at a cabin with their lively German shepherd, Rosco. Rosco has never experienced snow before and now he will get the chance to romp around in it, high in the mountains. The kids will build snowmen and brave a steep sledding hill. But will a mysterious visitor bring trouble? And will Rosco’s curious nature spoil the weekend for the kids, or will it save the day? Find out in this heartwarming, wintry, family adventure.
Revealing a secret may be liberating, yet some secrets can never be disclosed.
A year after her husband died, Deborah is still deeply torn over her role in his death, but she can’t confide in anyone without breaking a solemn promise. Her granddaughter, Ashley, is no longer the cheerful, confident tomboy Deborah remembers. Ashley has secrets of her own. The death of a student at her high school has cut her to the core for reasons she has kept hidden.
Neither of these two family members expected their summer visit to be transformative, but life is sometimes full of surprises. In this novel filled with sadness and laughter, with fear and courage, two people turn to love to lift them beyond their painful memories and secrets.
Angelina, a six year old girl, goes on a forest scavenger hunt with her father one day. This book is the story of all her amazing discoveries and adventures. It is the story of the trees she discovered, fruits she tasted and animals she saw. Read along and discover all of these things for yourself.
The stunning debut graphic novel from YouTube sensation Joe Sugg, aka ThatcherJoe.
About the Author
My name is Joe Sugg, otherwise known as ThatcherJoe on YouTube. I’m 24 and I’m a British vlogger originally from Wiltshire (The Shire), now living in London. Since 2012 I’ve spent most of my time trying to make people laugh with short videos on the internet, and currently over 4M of you seem to like it! This is my first book, I hope you enjoy.
Ari, is the hybrid daughter of Ares, the God of War. She is half Goddess and half Phoenician. Ares, raises his daughter in secrecy until her 18th birthday, when Ares is summoned back to Olympus. Ari, chooses not to follow, and ventures out into the mortal realm. There, she crosses paths with an archangel Julius, who bears a message from a seer. Except, Ari senses he is hiding his own dark secrets.
Ari, goes out to her late mother’s coven in the Bayou to regain her crown. Little does she know she is fighting for more than just the crown, she is fighting for her life. Ari, must past a series of trials, as she is given 7 days to prepare. Within those 7 days Ari is fighting against her inner darkness that is trying to consume her, and an unknown enemy that keeps trying to kill her.
Ari, doesn’t know what to do, she doesn’t know who she can trust, when she can’t even trust herself. Ari, is forced to do the one thing she knows she must do to survive; by forging herself into the weapon she was born to be.
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller
Ultimately, the mystery of Margo proves more compelling than Margo herself–instead it’s the four fumbling detectives, each with their own idiosyncrasies and foibles and secret strengths, who will capture readers’ imaginations. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@johngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kenny Blackwood arrives in Tokyo to spend the summer with his father and is stunned to discover a destiny he had never dreamed of when he finds himself in the middle of a hidden war that is about to explode. Racing against an impossible deadline, Kenny must find the fabled Sword of Heaven and use it to prevent the disaster. But a host of terrifying monsters is out to destroy him, and success will come at a price. With clever, fearless, sarcastic Kiyomi at his side, Kenny must negotiate the worlds of modern and mythic Japan to find the lost sword, before it’s too late.
Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep?
In The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep you will follow Roger The Rabbit when he gets help from Uncle Yawn and other friends to fall asleep in the evening. Your child is quickly compelled by the story and falls asleep when you read it or after. The story is in a lovely way sleep-inducing and helps children all over the world to fall asleep.
This is a new safe and innovative way to help your child fall asleep and is recommended by psychologists and therapists. The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep will help you accomplish the task of getting your child to have its beauty sleep and sleep well all night.
“Have you ever struggled to help your child get to sleep and wished that you had a magical spell? Carl-Johan’s enchanting book will soon have your young ones dreaming.”
– Matt Hudson, Bestselling author and psychotherapist
No need for How-to skills, it’s as easy and simple as reading a normal bedtime story with improved language pattern that will help your child to relax and fall asleep. After massive feedback from parents all over the world it’s safe to say that The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is a quick and guaranteed way to help your child relax in the evening or during a nap.
This children’s book will with ease help your child to fall asleep, at the same time its fun for you to read a bedtime story that’s written in a special compelling way. While reading the kids book you can also enjoy the lovely pictures that improves the sleep-inducing state of the bedtime story. The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep also gives you opportunities to personalize the story by using the child’s name and commit them even more to the story.
Make your evening routine to something special and loving; buy the Rabbit Who Want’s To Fall Asleep today.
“Use the story about The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep when exciting things are happening, or when something temporarily makes it difficult for your child to fall asleep.”
– Mikael Odhage, Psychologist
THE LITTLE BOY WHO GOT LOST by DIAMOND
The Little Boy Who Got Lost Book Takes You on The Journey Of A Young School Age Boy Who Got Lost The Reader Will Experience All The Different Feelings and Emotions The Boy goes Through and How His Up Bringing And Morals Allow Him To Get Himself Out Of A sticky Situation
Crimson Forest by Christine Gabriel
“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.”
Eighteen-year-old Angelina Adams had every intention of taking that advice. She had no desire to disappear into the trees as so many hunters had done. But when her mother is brutally murdered in their home, and the attacker comes for her, she has no choice but to flee into the blood-red woodland that claimed her father’s life years before.
There she meets Nicolai, a handsome, mysterious stranger who vows to protect her from the dark forces bent on destroying her life. But can he be trusted? Is he who he says he is, or will he simply take what he wants from her and move on? Angelina soon realizes that nothing is as it seems in the Crimson Forest, a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and legend fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales thrive, nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered.
Hands off our poo! Doogie has had enough. His band of Rollers have had their dung stolen by the thuggish Dwellers one too many times, and now he’s determined to go somewhere where they will never find him. And so he leads his friends on a gruelling quest for a magical land of endless dung. Along the way, crossing over and under both land and water, they face terrifying crocodiles, ferocious lions and deadly eagles. Eventually, Doogie not only has to face his arch enemy but save the girl he loves and lead his friends to the promised land. It’s an exhilarating adventure in a hilarious world of poo!
RATS IN SPACE by Jason Cook
“RATS IN SPACE”
On 22nd February 1961, CNES, the French Space Agency, recruited a young rat called Hector to fly 193,000 miles into space. The story you will read is how this happened.
Rats In Space In space, no one can hear you squeak.
Based on the true life story of Hector the Rat
On 22nd February 1961, CNES, the French Space Agency, recruited a young rat called Hector to fly 193,000 miles into space.
The story you will read is how this happened
PLANET EARTH WAS IS IN MORTAL DANGER! The rat population is on the point of starvation. Evil Dr .Beaufort has hatched a plan to take control of the rat race. His method is to commandeer all food products, replacing them with specially manufactured foods that are made in his laboratory. These specially modified foods are harbouring an additive chemical which, once consumed, allows him to strengthen his protection racket making the rat population totally reliant upon him. His intention is to create an overly inflated “Rat Tax” on all modified produce, which he intends to sell to all rodents, giving him the power to rule the entire population. Hector Duddlewell is an aspiring young rat. He dreams of being a hero and capturing the heart of Dr.Beaufort’s daughter, Felicity. He stumbles on the buskers known as “The Rat Pack” who influence his decision to go where no rat has gone before. Not wanting his friends and family to fall into the clutches of the evil Dr.Beaufort, Hector plans to defy all the odds and put a stop to the Doctor’s evil plot by becoming a RATstronaut. Will Hector and his fellow RATstronauts find food for rodent-kind on the space expedition and in so doing, defeat the evil Doctor? What part does Hector’s Grandfather’s book and a meteorite have to play in his adventure? Why does Hector’s grandmother’s ring become so important to him? WILL THEY MAKE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?
Finding Parker by Scott Hildreth
“Life’s greatest treasures will never be held, purchased, or bartered for. They will only be felt.”
Parker Bale has is a gentlemen is all respects. After graduating college and beginning the exhausting search for a job, he’s offered employment, unlimited expenses, and a new BMW by an extremely wealthy eccentric stranger. His new job?
Finding a woman to love. Not a particular woman, but he must look in a particular place. And he must sign a contract. Eagerly, he signs the contract without reading it.
Victoria Fisker’s father died immediately after her birth. Her bed-ridden mother’s addiction to pain pills requires her to be at home every moment she isn’t working as a prep cook. She has never been in love, nor does she feel loved at home. She doesn’t particularly trust people, has no faith in the male species in general, and lives a quiet life keeping to herself.
When Parker meets Victoria, he’s immediately intrigued by her lack of interest in people and her comfort in being alone. Victoria, on the other hand, only recognizes Parker as being a male and believes therefore he can’t be trusted.
Finding Parker’s characters embark on a journey. A journey in which they soon realize they’re finding love where they least expect it. Love for friends, love for family which may not be blood related, and for that one person…
The one who gives you reason to believe for the first time love just may actually exist.
“We fear what we don’t understand, and we find serenity in what we’re incapable of understanding..”
“Having the ability to feel is the greatest gift God has ever given…”
“Ask yourself through the course of each day, if this were my last day on earth, would I do anything different?”
“Live every day as if you’re going to die at midnight…”
“The greatest rewards in life are provided to those who take the greatest risks…”
“One moment of unwelcomed silence is more disheartening than a lifetime of incessant screaming…
And the silence deafens me…”
An imaginative look at life in the Middle East through the eyes of a child. This delightful overture to the Persian culture, folklore, cuisine, history, language, and religion will captivate and enlighten.
Festival of the Gargoyles is an illustrated children’s book set in 18th century Essex. Stone gargoyles, a gypsy boy and a terrible secret are just some of the ingredients that make this such an exciting tale. With smugglers and revenue men, a kidnapping and a rescue just in time, the author makes the desolate Essex marshes of the 18th century come alive. If you like history and adventure, this book is for you.
The Cows at Honey Hill by Denise Surratt
Set in the lush mountain, countryside of Honey Hill, there are two families. One human family on vacation and the Aberdeen Angus family who resides in the mountains of Honey Hill. Father Angus takes center stage as he moos and grunts his disapproval of the vacationing Taylor family. At first, it appears nearly impossible that their daughters who met over a year ago, and share the same name, will ever see each other. Frustrated, Abbie Taylor makes a decision to visit her friend in the dead of night. The decision leads both Abby’s into danger as they enter the forbidden area behind the Angus grazing land. Understanding, acceptance and parental guidance are key themes in this brightly pictured book, and according to Denise Surratt, are “much needed lessons in the society we live in.”
Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff!
Blood Oath by Samantha Coville
Raya Sarian has always known she was different. The water calls to her in a way that isn’t human. She has seen things that would scar anyone for life. And her father has been non existent in her childhood.
Because he is a Siren.
A blood drinker.
And now she must live with him in a world populated with deadly enemies and dangerous friends. Can she survive the year?
Kedrig’s Challenge by Jill Thomas
A book about a set of challenges faced by a young boy. Aimed at children with colour illustrations a gem of a book.
No Fluffy Animals by Ian Davies
A collection of short fiction works for children aged 12 to 112 from the author of the Charlie Rabbit’s Adventures series, but as you may tell from the title, there are no fluffy animals in this one!
The collection includes:
A few ghostly and supernatural short scary stories, some science fiction works and a few verses written by the author to complete this collection of short fiction works.
The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick
Penny is furious, and who can blame her? She has to spend Christmas break alone at the Black Butterfly, an old inn at the coldest, bleakest edge of the country—the coast of Maine. This ‘vacation‘ is the brainchild of Penny’s flaky mother, who’s on the other side of the country hunting ghosts. Penny most definitely does not believe in spirits. Or love. Or family. Until, that is, she discovers two very real apparitions which only she can see…and meets George, the strangely alluring son of the inn’s owner…and crashes into some staggering family secrets. If only Ghost Girl didn’t want Penny dead. If only George were the tiniest bit open to believing. If only she could tell her mother. Then maybe this could still be a vacation. But it’s not. It’s a race for her life, her first love, and her sanity.
Rock Star by Su Williams
Rock Star is the second book in the Dream Weaver Novels series.
Emari Sweet lives the life of a rock star in an elaborate memory weave created by Nick’s mentor Sabre James. Nick is hiding something dark and painful; and Emari becomes something she’d never, in her wildest dreams, imagined.
Dream Weaver by Su Williams
Emari Sweet teeters on the brink of despair after a crash leaves her orphaned at 17 & a brutal assault. Night terrors haunt her, even in the daylight.
Nickolas Benedetti is a Dream Weaver; an anomalous descendant of the Nephilim with the power to command memories and dreams.
Nick rescues Emari from her night terrors, but can he save from the real nightmares that have followed him to her doorstep?
Are you brave enough to…
Dare to Dream?
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Romance-Paranormal-Supernatural-Suspense-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00BWJB37M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390618963&sr=1-1&keywords=dream+weaver+by+su+williams
DESTA and Winds of Washaa Umera by Getty Ambau
In the second act of this unfolding epic, the shepherd boy Desta is catapulted from his remote and isolated valley into a wider world. He pursues his dream of a modern education and vows to fulfill the destiny of his family by reuniting the twin Coins of Magic and Fortune. To accomplish this parallel quest, Desta must hold firm to his own moral compass, following a path laden with mysterious notes, spectral voices, the Cloud Man’s counsel, and the seductive urgings of the ethereal Eleni. Driven ever farther from his origins by his dreams, Desta must confront the meaning of family and physical privation. He must use his own powerful gifts if he is to see his deepest aspirations take flight. Conjuring the sun-splashed land and a rich cultural pageantry that readers have come to love, Desta and The Winds of Washaa Umera is one boy’s endearing journey of discovery, and a wise parable on the power of faith and aspiration.
Haee’s quest for the greater prairie by R.S. Vern
This is the 3rd book for award winning trilogy series “Haee and the other middlings”.
Unable to find a reason to stay on, Haee leaves Whie and his banal life at Green Alley. Lost and nowhere to go, he lingers in Middling City and ventures into the back alleys in the city.
Desperate for a home, he finds himself drifting in and out of places he can never fit in.
Finally, he decides to return to a familiar place, Tom and Jane’s home – a place where he once found comfort and solace. But is this where he will truly be warm, happy and safe?
R.S. Vern’s simple and lucid tale is not so poetic, perhaps less intense, but likely to last following the likes of Edward Gorey and Shel Silverstein.
To watch book trailer, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KocLs1twAU4.